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Assam : Lack of proper road connectivity, woman forces to give birth on road

  Kathmandu, Nepal      September 13 2018

Guwahati, Sep 13 : In a case of medical apathy and lack of proper road connectivity, a woman has been forced to deliver a baby on road near the bank of a river in Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Thursday.

The incident was happened at Patharichuk Parghat near Luit Khabalu area, bordering area of Lakhimpur and Majuli district.

According to the reports, the incident took place as the village does not have a concrete road and it is difficult for commuters to travel in emergency situations.

Due to dilapidated conditions of roads, no ambulance could make it to the remote area, where the pregnant woman identified as Aimoni Narah is from.

The family members of Aimoni taken her to the hospital early this morning for delivering the baby, but the doctor informed them that, her delivery was dated next week.

When they returned from the hospital, the woman feeling more labour pain and she delivered a baby boy on road with the help of some local women.

Local people had covered her with few steel roof sheets to protect from rain.

“We covered the woman, when she delivered a baby on road. It is very unfortunate that, a woman gave birth on road,” a local youth said.

The people of several remote villages of Lakhimpur and Majuli districts are facing communication problems since Independence.

“I feel much more labour pain when reached at Khabalu. Due to lack of proper road connectivity, I walked from my home to hospital,” Aimoni Narah said.

It is to be mentioned that, the family members of a pregnant woman have been forced to carry her to a government run hospital in a hand-cart by crossing three rivers and 9 km of roads last month.

On February 6 this year, another shocking incident was happened in Majuli, where the family members were forced to carry the body of a 50-year-old man on a cart from the government run hospital at Kamalabari and travelled over 7 km due to the absence of ambulance.

Earlier in April, 2017 a man had forced to carry the body of his brother on bicycle due to absence of ambulance.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)